Help us find Suburban Heroes

We were pleased Sunday to introduce a new feature: Suburban Heroes.

While we're doing so, permit me also to solicit your help in tipping us off to them.

The concept is intended to call attention to the many suburbanites in our midst who do extraordinary, even valiant good works.

We've always believed that a newspaper's job is to reflect the whole of the community. That means pointing out problems, to be sure. But it also means pointing out what's working. To reflect the good as well as the bad.

We try to do that in our reporting every day, but Suburban Heroes is one more concrete way we can focus on the obligation.

The first installment recognizes Hoffman Estates High School teacher Christopher Fetterman and sophomore Kira Nicole Weiland who saved another student from drowning.

The column will appear each Sunday on the welcome screen of and inside the front news section.

Please consider sharing the online versions with your friends on Facebook and Twitter too so we can spread the word and encourage even more good works.

There are so many people in the suburbs who are doing heroic things. Help us recognize them.

If you know of someone in the community who should be recognized, email or call our Tip Line at (847) 427-4732.

I hope you enjoy the new column. As always, thanks for reading.

How a Hoffman Estates student, teacher saved drowning classmate

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